Tuesday, March 16

brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?

a baby quilt!

brown bear, brown bear quilt
brown bear, brown bear quilt

I knew I wanted to make my friend (whose baby popped yesterday!!) a unique baby quilt. (Well, unique for me in that I have never made something like this before.) They also weren't going to find out the sex of the baby so I wanted something very neutral. I came across the brown bear, brown bear fabric line...jiggty jig! I devised a quilt plan and ordered the fabrics accordingly. Then 5 months later, I got everything out, all happy I had a plan. But then I didn't like my plan and wanted something that looked more like a puzzle. So I came up with a new plan and added the yellow and green from my stash.

brown bear, brown bear quilt

yes indeed, JIGGTY JIG!

I am not sure which animal is my favorite.
brown bear, brown bear quilt
brown bear, brown bear quilt
brown bear, brown bear quilt
brown bear, brown bear quilt
maybe the frog, he looks down right happy to be apart of the quilt, even though his bum is cut off

brown bear, brown bear quilt

fabrics: all purchased from fabric.com: one brown bear panel, big animal brown bear fabric, orange and brown brown bear fabric, purple is from the hungry caterpillar line, multi color striped brown bear fabric line and finally yellow and green kona cotton

size: after washing 38" x 52"

pattern: 4 different quilt blocks, randomly placed around.

brown bear, brown bear quilt

But I have fabric left over...OH NO! should I make another? um, yes please!


Anonymous said...

Jenni it turned out wonderfully! Love it and I'm sure it's recipients will love it too! Oh Yes! make another one! :)

Tracie said...

GORGEOUS! Seriously, as a lover of Eric Carle books, this is the perfect baby present! I hope the recipient will love it too!

Anonymous said...

Holy Horse! You are a quilting rockstar!

My niece, Peyton, loves the "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" book.

Dani said...

This is over the top fantastic.

I'm in awe. I love the haphazard look. Excellent choice.

Jana said...

I love it. You always do amazing things!

Tammy said...

That is a fabulous quilt! I had no idea they had a fabric line for my daughter's favourite book. This is so tempting.

Deanne said...

I love this! You are so talented!!!

P.S. I knew you would pick the frog!

Anonymous said...

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nicole said...

way awesome!!

Yarni Gras! said...

I adore Eric Carle's books and this is an amazing way to showcase it. What a GORGEOUS quilt....I love the bright colors!

Shorty said...

I loved reading that book to my son when he was younger! Such a wonderful quilt... turned out beautiful!

BeccaH said...

Wow that's pretty - I love the way you have some of the animals off center (with the bums cut off). Animals on the move!
I found your blog from Jen (aka Wife, Mom, Knitter) and I look forward to reading more of your posts!

Rima said...

Gorgeousness. I had to make up a word that describes exactly the way I feel.

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Mary Buist said...

I love this quilt.... I just got a nice stash of Eric Carle fabrics to make a quilt for my niece 's baby shower. It looks like the identical fabric as yours . Do you have a pattern for this quilt ? or some general advice ? it is my favorite of all of the quilts I have been looking at .

jenni said...

Hi Mary, Its been awhile since I made this but I did a log cabin sort of block with the center big of the character and then strips around. All the strips were the same width but length adjusted as necessary. The final blocks were all the same size and then just sewn into rows. Good luck!!